Caregiving Resource Page

This page is just a way to find some vetted information on organizations serving the caregiver.  I'm discovering more and more that the access to state and local caregiving resources is hugely variable.  Below is a list of just a few local and national organizations that might help the caregiver get more information.  Hopefully, you or someone you know can benefit.

HELP me grow this list!  Please note that this is simply an arena for connecting you with nonprofit and for-profit entities that may be of interest.   Care By Air, LLC is not legally bound by any agreements with said organizations.  Scroll down to subscribe to our newsletter, where you can keep up-to-date OR email me at:  teri@care-by-air.com with your recommendations.  Let's grow this list together!

WHY TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER IS SO IMPORTANT:

Navigating a new situation or place of residence can be daunting, especially when life throws you those unexpected curve balls.  New chronic illness diagnoses or other medical setbacks and changes in functional mobility affect the caregiver and families, as well as the patient. 
I've always liked the analogy of the flight attendant instructing passengers to secure his/her own oxygen mask PRIOR to helping others secure theirs, as an excellent example of how parents and caregivers can remain healthy, ensuring self-care is not neglected.  Supporting caregivers in their attempts to maintain their own physical, mental, and emotional health is crucial for all involved.  And being connected with community and area resources is paramount. 

CAREGIVER HELPLINE: CALL 1-855-227-3640 or chat with them (Caregiver Action Network) HERE

Area Agency on Aging

This agency is designated by each state to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers.  Some states' agency offices may also have available resources or links to resources for adults 18+ living with disabilities.  Websites:  Denver -- Denver Regional Council of Governments AAA (Area Agency on Aging) and National "Connecting People to Services" page --Administration for Community Living    

Cancer Hope Network 

National, nonprofit organization offering free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to adult patients with cancer and their families.
Phone (toll free):   1-877-467-3638 
Website:  https://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/

Cancer Support Community®

Nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and research for people living with cancer.  
Phone:  202-659-9709 OR Toll-Free:  888-793-9355 
Website:  https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org 

Caregiver Action Network

SEE HELPLINE LISTED ABOVE
New information about caregiving during the Coronavirus Pandemic:  https://caregiveraction.org/covid-19

Centennial Home Care Assistance

This company's vision is to "help older adults and seniors with non-medical activities of daily living including meal preparation, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation and much more."  Their office is located in the Willow Creek Community, in Centennial, south of Denver. Website

Colorado Respite Coalition   

This is a vital Colorado-wide resource program for caregivers of adults and children with extensive care needs.  A division of Easterseals Colorado, they coordinate with a huge array of partners, and promote awareness of and access to respite care services and resources that impact the lives of caregivers and care receivers, alike.  Website:  ColoradoCaregiving.org   Phone:  1-844-265-2372

Judi's House

Finding the energy to care for dependents following the loss of a spouse or partner is overwhelming.  Judi's House uses a Comprehensive Grief Care® Model that supports a wellness approach to the grief continuum, in offering preventive, whole child, family, and community services.  Care By Air has just begun a partnership with Judi's House, and donates a portion of each Get Well Package to the organization.  

Phone:  303-941-0331 

Website:  CLICK HERE 

Lutheran Family Services

Their older adult and caregiver services (OACS) program provides senior care management to older adults, their caregivers, and families.  Rocky Mountain Region Website 

NEW!!!  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This government agency, titled SAMHSA for short, offers innumerable fact sheets about various forms of mental illness and substance abuse, as well as information on how to deal with each as caregivers, parents, and other support persons.  They also have pages of information on dealing with infectious diseases.  Definitely worth a look, especially in light of COVID-19.  
Toll-free Phone Number:  1-877-726-4727
Website:  https://www.samhsa.gov/
Email:  Info@samhsa.hhs.gov
 
Spotlight: Occasion Packages

We've gotten lots of requests for occasion packages: birthdays, thank you's, grief packages.

While the website packages function as multi-purpose gifts, we're listing seasonal packages on Etsy that will also fit the bill!